08 January 2007 Monday

04 January 2007 Thursday

  • Murder in Cold Blood
    69 countries exercise capital punishment. In 2005, more than 2 thousand people were executed. Each one of those murdered will be ......
  • Violence Towards Children Escalate in 2006
    Lawyer Akco says that last year saw a retraction on childrens rights issues, despite positive last minute changes in legislation. Domestic ......
  • Human Rights at Halt in 2006
    Human rights activists evaluate 2006 as a lost year for their causes: Kurdish conflict undermine all struggle as its not possible ......
  • A Hopeful Year Ahead for Womens Rights
    Womens rights activist say 2006 was a year of legislative improvements and escalating solidarity among different organizations and hope to see ......

28 December 2006 Thursday

27 December 2006 Wednesday

25 December 2006 Monday

  • A Noel Without Snow in Istanbul
    A chorus of three are singing as I enter. Candles, lights and fumes illuminate the interior. Frescoes look brighter than ever. ......
  • PEN Urges Legislation Change
    International PEN welcomed writer Calislars acquittal on insulting Ataturk but it said concerns continue for others. The organization calls for sending ......
  • Minister Drops Out on Violence at Schools
    Minister of Education proposes to move children inclined to violence out of schools and to distant education as a last resort. ......
  • Petition for Peace on Kurdish Conflict
    322 prominent writer, academic, artist, activist and politicians issue a petition today calling all parties to work towards peace on the ......

22 December 2006 Friday

  • Awakening the Liberal Muggle
    Can we imagine a radically democratic world? This challenge is more than the identification of a set of ethics for adversaries; ......

20 December 2006 Wednesday

18 December 2006 Monday

14 December 2006 Thursday

13 December 2006 Wednesday

12 December 2006 Tuesday

08 December 2006 Friday

07 December 2006 Thursday

06 December 2006 Wednesday

05 December 2006 Tuesday

04 December 2006 Monday

01 December 2006 Friday

27 November 2006 Monday

22 November 2006 Wednesday

21 November 2006 Tuesday

20 November 2006 Monday

16 November 2006 Thursday

  • Bring The Concept Of Turkish Nation To 301
    Press Council Chair Eksi says concept of Turkishness in controversial penal code article 301 should be replaced with The Turkish Nation ......
  • Ministers Working on 301!
    Search for solution to article 301 presses PM Erdogan to conduct talks with business and unions while human rights circles are ......

15 November 2006 Wednesday

  • Writer Magden Acquitted on Two Cases
    Perihan Magden is acquitted on charges of insult through written criticism and attempting to influence a fair trial. I am very ......
  • RTUK Defends Infant Rights
    Radio and Television Supreme Board decides to caution four stations and ask written defense from three others for their coverage of ......
  • KESK & TMMOB: Abolish Article 301
    Two NGOs issue joint statement saying amendments on articles that are obstacles in front of the freedom of expression cant be ......
  • Students Setting Up Union For Rights
    DISK-affiliated Student Union Initiative is formally becoming a union under the name GENCSEN. Initiative spokesperson Eliacik says union to work on ......

14 November 2006 Tuesday

13 November 2006 Monday

08 November 2006 Wednesday

  • Detentions Mar Anti-YOK Protests
    Demonstrations were held throughout Turkey to protest the Higher Education Board on its 25th anniversary. Over 20 were detained and a ......
  • Media Reacts to Police Control Attempt
    CDG Chair Abakay and journalist-Bingol react to two-day police seminar on terrorism aimed at journalists with influence over editorial and broadcast ......

06 November 2006 Monday

05 November 2006 Sunday

  • Independent Media Forum Calls for Actions
    Istanbul International Independent Media Forum announced calls for action regarding mainstream, local and independent media and the governmesnts. ...
  • Horizontal Communication Essential
    Tagesszeitung newspapers Mika There shouldnt be a too great distancing from mainstream media; Il Manifestos Casagrande Workers are owners of the ......

04 November 2006 Saturday

  • Is Alternative Possible in Mainstream Media
    Speaking at the Independent Media Forum, Topuz says individual media networks are important. Castellanos: Reporting needs gender equality. Eryilmaz: Mainstream media ......
  • The Internet Has Created New Journalists
    LMDs Ramonet says to Independent Media Forum: the number of news items increased with the Internet, free papers; everyones a journalist ......
  • BIA Grants Rights Reporting Awards
    BIA² 2006 Rights Reporting Awards have been granted to Yuksekova Habers Necip Capraz in the field of local media, Radikals Timur ......
  • Media Should Voice What Is Not Voiced
    IPS Foundations Mater opens International Independent Media Forum: Independent media is a must to make apparent the invisible, to voice the ......
  • We Want A Media On the Childs Side
    Childrens Rights group says Respecting children rights but violating human rights is unthinkable. Media organizations should first declare principles to their ......

03 November 2006 Friday

  • Independent Media Forum Starts
    The Istanbul International Independent Media Forum has been introduced to participants and observers at a meeting held at Hill Hotel. Savio, ......
  • TIHV Condemns Attack on Lawyers
    Human Rights Foundation chair Onen condemns the attack on 30 lawyers who went to Justice Hall to file for damages against ......
  • Journalists Voice Hope For Local Media
    What kind of a media? is bianets runup question before this weekends International Independent Media Forum. Local media producers want less ......
  • Egitim-Sen Acquitted in Meeting Case
    Ankara court acquits Egitim-Sen union chairman Dincer and 6 unionists on charges of staging an outlawed meeting in 2004 where they ......

02 November 2006 Thursday

  • Journalist Questioned for Covering Killing
    Local journalists who covered the killing of an 11-year-old Kurdish girl by security forces in September are being investigated under article ......
  • Sumerologist Cig Acquitted
    Istanbul court acquits 92-year-old researcher and writer Cig and her publisher Ogutcu in a case where they were charged with inciting ......
  • Women Need Their Own Alternative Media
    Selek: Communication networks that spread like viruses have to be developed. Demir: A media that does not ignore women is needed. ......
  • Military Jargon Must Cease For Peace
    Total objector Tarhan says Media supports war. It has to be known that people are killed. Author Magden: Opportunity for peace ......
  • Women Harassed and Raped In Detention
    Study on sexual harassment and rape under detention shows several hundred victims of violence under custody in 9 years. At least ......
  • Bombing General Case Dismissed
    Chief of Staff Military Prosecution drops investigation into retired general Altay Tokat who publicly confessed to organizing covert street bombings in ......

30 October 2006 Monday

27 October 2006 Friday

  • Conscientious Objection Platform Launched
    Conscientious Objection Platform will work for legislation recognizing the right to object to military service. Platform intends to campaign for rights ......
  • Three More Journalists Charged Under 301
    Journalists Ozkan, Arcayurek and Bulut have been charged under article 301 for publicly denigrating Turkish soldiers in a program on Kanal ......
  • World Independent Media in Istanbul
    Academics, journalists and students aspiring for an independent media are coming together in Istanbul on Nov. 4-5. Participants including Ramonet, Castellanos, ......

21 October 2006 Saturday

19 October 2006 Thursday

  • Turkeys Feminist Magazine Goes Online
    First Turkish feminist online magazine launched this week with hopes of bridging feminist theory and feminist activism. Feminist Approaches in Culture ......
  • Imprisoned DIHA Reporter Not Released
    Malatya High Criminal Court decides on continued imprisonment of DIHA reporter Rustu Demirkaya who is charged with aiding and abetting an ......